PROGRAMME OFFICER, FELLOWS NETWORK
PROGRAMME OFFICER, FELLOWS NETWORK
Global Practices Hub
Location: Vienna, Austria
The primary objective of the Programme Department is to create the conditions, platforms and environment through which religious leaders and other actors, in particular policy makers, can engage in constructive dialogue, thus strengthening mutual understanding and respect with the ultimate aim to encourage them to initiate action to bring about change in the policies of religious institutions and governments, at various levels, build mechanisms to facilitate on-going dialogue and action as well as strengthen networks of committed and experienced religious leaders, and other actors in the use of interreligious dialogue (IRD) for peace and reconciliation in conflict situations in particular.
KAICIID Fellows Programme (KIFP) is a one-year learning and training programme which empowers institutions that train future religious leaders by providing capacity-building to selected teachers. The programme provides the teachers with the tools, experience, networks and knowledge to pursue interreligious dialogue and to train their students in conflict transformation to become leaders in interreligious dialogue and be active peacemakers in their respective communities. The objective is also to provide a framework for building a large and sustainable community of religious educators and institutions, which will help them to network and collaborate across institutional, religious and cultural lines.
The Programme has two components, one responsible for management of the new Fellows and one for management of the KAICIID Fellows Network (KFN), the international network of Fellows Alumni, which also has two components: KFN Individual Network and KFN Institutional Network (the latter is under development).
Under the supervision of the Senior Programme Manager, KFN, the Programme Officer supports the coordination of all KFN related activities. He/she will work closely with the Senior Programme Manager on the implementation and further development of the KFN grants scheme, preparations of KFN publications and the KFN Newsletter. The role holder will coordinate existing KFN National/Regional Alumni Chapters and support initiation of the new ones and engage Fellows through the KACIID Fellows Online Platform (KFOP) as well as provide backstopping support for the implementation of other Fellows programme activities.
- Supports the Senior Programme Manager in the coordination of the KFN and the implementation of related activities including, but not limited to, KFN Micro-grants, KFN Learning and Professional Development grants, KFN National Chapters, KFN publications, KFN Newsletter;
- Compiles and conducts the first review of Alumni Fellows Micro-grant proposals; monitors and tracks their implementation; supports preparation of documentation and collection of reports for each Micro-grant initiative;
- Implements and assesses monthly Online Sessions for Alumni Fellows;
- Supports the coordination of joint projects and collaboration of Alumni Fellows who initiated KFN National/Regional Alumni Chapters, as well as the initiation of the new Chapters;
- Serves as the primary focal point for the KAICIID Fellows Online Platform (i.e. community management) in coordination with the KAICIID Dialogue Knowledge Hub;
- Supports the SPM in preparing progress reports against set targets and indicators, with an analysis of evidence of progress towards planned outputs according to schedules, budgets, and inputs;
- Advises SPM in case of any deviations and potential risks and initiates corrective action where necessary;
- Supports the SPM in the monitoring and evaluation plan for the KIFP (Fellows Alumni Surveys and Focus Group Discussions;
- Ensures regular communications with all KFN Alumni Fellows;
- Coordinates the Alumni Fellow participation in KAICIID events and conferences as well as those organized by outside parties and keeps records accordingly;
- Maintains and updates files and archives related to the KFN activities;
- Serves as the back-up for Programme Manager, Fellows;
- Performs other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Advanced university degree in religious studies, comparative religion, interreligious studies, social sciences, history, international relations or a similar discipline, preferably coupled with a degree/certificate, or experience, in project management;
- A minimum of three years’ experience in the field of interreligious and/or intercultural dialogue, past involvement or experience coordinating networks, especially international ones, is desirable;
- Very good conceptual and analytical capability, ability to rapidly learn and apply new concepts;
- Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact independently with multi-faith educators, religious leaders, actors and dialogue practitioners from around the world.
- Proven networking skills, and ability to model and motivate the professional poise and dialogical approach of KAICIID among Fellows and Fellows Alumni;
- Ability to formulate and understand budgets;
- Knowledge and understanding of religious and interreligious educational institutions and seminaries;
- Excellent writing skills, with analytical capacity and ability to interpret date, draw statistics from evaluations and synthesize data in preparation of quality reports;
- Commitment to continuous learning and sharing knowledge;
- KAICIID core values and competencies;
- Commitment to highest ethical standards and human rights.
Excellent English (written and spoken), knowledge of any other major languages desirable.
Starting net salary per month: EUR 3825. In addition, KAICIID will provide social security coverage free of charge. KAICIID salaries are exempt from taxation in Austria.
PERIOD OF CONTRACT
The selected candidate will be offered a temporary appointment for 6 months with a possibility of renewal.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS
3 February 2020
HOW TO APPLY
Please upload your CV along with a motivation letter. At this stage, please do not send any diplomas, publications or any other documents. Only short-listed candidates will be further contacted by KAICIID.
KAICIID is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply.